We power and unite communities.
The Core Values are used to guide DMEA's interactions with others as well as with one another as we live our purpose and move toward our vision of the future. Through these values, we will show how we value our member-owners and our employees, while protecting our member-owners and our employees and our member-owner resources. These values are specific to DMEA and work as guidelines for the Board of Directors and employees to set strategic goals for the cooperative. While DMEA has its own internal core values, it still adheres to the seven cooperative principles.
Safety: We relentlessly protect our most valued resources: our employees, members, contractors, the public, and infrastructure.
Transparency: We act with uncompromising honesty and openness in everything we do.
Innovation: We foster outside the box thinking, creative problem solving, and continuous improvement.
Authenticity: We create a welcoming place for everyone to be their genuine selves.
Integrity: We do the right thing, remain true to our word, and treat others with respect.
Sustainability: We are good stewards of our resources and work to protect the community we all share.
Seven Cooperative Principles:
Voluntary and open membership
Democratic member control
Member economic participation
Autonomy and independence
Education, training, and information
Cooperation amongst cooperatives
Concern for community
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